July 10, 2020


Description

The SPE Members in Transition Seminar Series is designed to include a selection of topics of interest to SPE members who are transitioning in between jobs during the current industry downturn or who are looking for new career opportunities.  The agenda for the forty-eighth seminar in the series will include "Boosting Your Resume Profile During COVID-19 and Beyond", "Interviewing Essentials", "Transition from an Oil and Gas Career to a Data Science Career" and a “Discussion of Resources for SPE Members”. 


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Dr. Amanda Rico
Speaker Dr. Amanda Rico
Speaker #1 Title:  Editorial Specialist Speaker #1 Company: Rico Editorial Services Speaker #1 Bio: Dr. Amanda Rico is a professional resume profile builder and editorial specialist for a range of clients – from academics to business professionals. Through her business, Rico Editorial Services, Dr. Rico has generated professional materials and …

Speaker #1 Title:  Editorial Specialist


Speaker #1 Company: Rico Editorial Services


Speaker #1 Bio: Dr. Amanda Rico is a professional resume profile builder and editorial specialist for a range of clients – from academics to business professionals. Through her business, Rico Editorial Services, Dr. Rico has generated professional materials and built resume profiles for TEDx speakers, marketing & communications executives, entrepreneurs, and oil & gas professionals. A member of Career Directors, International – a first-tier, internationally-recognized resume certification organization – Dr. Rico is currently completing her Certified Advanced Resume Writer credential. Amanda earned her Ph.D. in English at Texas A&M University, and her M.A. and B.A. in English from the University of Oklahoma.


Speaker #1 Abstract: Boosting Your Resume Profile During COVID-19 and Beyond


In “Boosting Your Resume Profile During COVID-19 and Beyond,” Dr. Amanda Rico provides 5 key tips for optimizing resume profiles specifically targeted for oil and gas professionals. As COVID-19 continues to impact the downturn of the oil and gas industry, job seekers will need to develop unique strategies for both gaining the attention of hiring managers and passing electronic resume scanning systems. Dr. Rico’s 5-step system provides oil and gas job seekers with the skills they need to both pass rigorous applicant selection processes and bounce back in record time

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Speaker: Zachery Majzun, MBA, SPHR
Speaker Zachery Majzun, MBA, SPHR
Speaker #2 Title: Director of Training and Leader Development Speaker #2 Company:  Cudd Energy Services Speaker #2 Bio: Zach Majzun manages the functions of talent acquisition, training, and professional development. He is an active member of the Association for Talent Development and other industry and academic organizations, in addition to …

Speaker #2 Title: Director of Training and Leader Development


Speaker #2 Company:  Cudd Energy Services


Speaker #2 Bio: Zach Majzun manages the functions of talent acquisition, training, and professional development. He is an active member of the Association for Talent Development and other industry and academic organizations, in addition to having earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Zach is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University, with a research interest of leadership development. He has earned an MBA from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Finance from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.


Speaker #2 Abstract: Interviewing Essentials


Zach Majzun provides essential interview preparation, execution, and follow up skills for oil and gas professionals. Once your resume gets you the interview, this session will help close the deal. Framed around a sales mindset, we will focus on the dynamics of the interview, how to handle certain questions, how to determine if the position is right for you, and the basics of negotiation strategies. This session will be more of a facilitated discussion, rather than a lecture, and will be geared for active participation in the spirit of vicarious learning.

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Speaker: Matt Francsis
Speaker Matt Francsis
Speaker #3 Title: Data Scientist Speaker #3 Company: Tessella Speaker #3 Bio:  Matt Francsis is a former petroleum geologist turned data scientist. Laid off in 2018, Matt endeavored to make a career pivot out of oil & gas and succeeded after 7 months of hard effort. He now works as …

Speaker #3 Title: Data Scientist


Speaker #3 Company: Tessella


Speaker #3 Bio:  Matt Francsis is a former petroleum geologist turned data scientist. Laid off in 2018, Matt endeavored to make a career pivot out of oil & gas and succeeded after 7 months of hard effort. He now works as a client-facing data science consultant for Tessella, an industry-agnostic data science consulting company. Since switching careers, he has been actively helping people find their way into data science. Matt holds Geology degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Virginia Tech; and a data science certificate from Thinkful.


Speaker #3 Abstract: Transition from an Oil and Gas Career to a Data Science Career


Machine learning, data science, and AI are all the rage across the business world. Across the spectrum, people are interested in gaining an awareness of these new tools, learning how to leverage them in their current roles, or, potentially, shift careers into data science. This talk will focus on the range of ways to learn data science and how to choose the best personal learning path given your personal and professional goals.

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Organizer

Yetunde Okediji / Susan Howes

Event Contact Name: Yetunde Okediji / Susan Howes


 


Event Contact Email: yetunde.okediji@gmail.com / c.susan.howes@gmail.com


Event Contact Phone #: 817-845-5876 / 713-553-5020


Date and Time

Fri, July 10, 2020

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

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United States of America

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